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Winter Celebration: Cliff Notes: Plant Collecting in the Mountain Forests of Guizhou, China
Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
Sat, Jan 12, 2013, 5pm - 7pm
Don’t miss this extraordinary and educational journey to another land, and then join in the festivities afterward for cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Our speaker this year is Scott McMahan who is one of the next generation of plant hunters literally following in the footsteps of Dan Hinkley. He is an Atlanta native and owner of McMahan's Nursery, a rare plant nursery in Clermont, Georgia, as well as Garden*Hood, a new independent retail garden center located in Atlanta’s historic Grant Park neighborhood. Founded by plant people for plant people, Garden*Hood is a nursery where horticultural expertise, exceptional plants, and friendly, knowledgeable staff come together in a unique environment that fosters community, inspires creativity, and nurtures the gardener in all of us. Scott has years of experience as a propagator of plants for a large wholesale grower and as a nursery manager for the Atlanta Botanical Garden. He contributes to Garden*Hood a collection of specialty plants gathered on his travels to Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and other exotic locales.
Scott’s talk for the Winter Celebration will focus on his adventurous journey in October 2011 to Ghizhou, China. Guizhou is the poorest, least populated, and one of the most isolated provinces in China, which makes for fairly intact forests where species diversity and minority cultures are still preserved. Scott, Dan Hinkley, and Ozzie Johnson visited three main areas while on this trip: the Fanjingshan Range, the Legonshan Range, and the Jinfoshan Range. All had amazingly steep limestone mountains which were dripping with a wide range of hardy plant material.
This is an opportunity to learn and be inspired by a first-rate plant explorer!
Invitations to members will be mailed in November.
$45/person includes lecture and reception with cold and hot hors d’oeuvres.
Science Center Room 101, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College
For more information
Becky Robert 610-328-8025 firstname.lastname@example.org